Long story short, they told me to push the principal for answers about his "half days" plan for difficult child and to copy the superintendant and SpEd director. I'm compiling a list of things to address with the principal. Here's what I've got so far... what's the plan? what is the goal of half days? how long are they going to last? when do we re-evaluate? (possibly ask if this is long term, we need to look at in-home tutoring? not sure I want to go there, tho?) in the meantime, what is being done to address the afternoon issues, both with difficult child and with the aids? What is the plan for bringing him back in the afternoon? All at once, 10 minutes at a time, etc... If its all at once, how will it be staffed? What will be done to account for the training issuesof the aids? If its 10 minutes at a time, how will he be incorporated back into the regular routine, etc? What will be done to account for the training issues, etc. What are we doing to MOVE FORWARD?